Tri works with DOCOMO on Narrow Beam Antenna deployment

23 Sep 2020

Mobile operator Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) has said it is working with Japanese counterpart NTT DOCOMO to deploy Narrow Beam Antenna technology in its networks in a bid to reduce the incidence of ‘network instability’, specifically in tall buildings. IndoTelko notes that installing narrow-beam antennas on top of a mobile tower boosts signal strength and penetration into buildings in metropolitan areas, where the highest portion of its mobile data traffic originates. 3 Indonesia has so far deployed the technology in six Jabodetabek areas – Kuningan, Casablanca, Pancoran, Jatinegara, Meruya and Bintaro.

The cellco says that improving network quality is core to its drive to provide ‘the best service for its users in more than 34,000 villages in Indonesia through its 4.5G Pro network, [the availability of] which ‘is now wider and stronger,’ it claims.

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